Photography // Saturday, December 21, 2013
Originally published on April 25th 2013: This morning we take a look at Japanese photographer Kohei Yoshiyuki's series of black-and-white photographs from the 1970s. Using a 35mm camera, infrared film, and flash, Kohei documented people who gathered in several of Tokyo's parks at night for romantic rendezvous and the many spectators that lurked in the bushes to watch and sometimes participate. The photos are raw, voyeuristic and uncomfortable...
Photography // Friday, December 20, 2013
David Guttenfelder, an Associated Press photographer, was recently awarded TIME's Instagram Photographer of the Year 2013 for this shots in the DPRK. The secretive, mysterious country has surprisingly loosened its censorship laws regarding foreigners and 3G capable cell phones. "In a country known for its censorship, I'm now uploading photos to Instagram from the streets of North Korea like I would anywhere else in the world. Through social media, I'm trying to piece together a picture of this country for the outside world..."
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 20, 2013
This morning we are enjoying the distinctive work of Bobby Doherty, a Brooklyn-based photographer. Taking ordinary, familiar objects and looking at them in a distinctive and unique way, some of our favorite shots are the patterns and textures he arranges with sponges, trash, hair pins, toys, and rubber bands.
Photography // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
This Saturday, Juxtapoz' contributing photo editor, and one of Los Angeles' iconic documentarians, Estevan Oriol, will open an exhibition and hold a book signing at Known Gallery on Fairfax Avenue. His new book, LA Portraits, is a follow-up to his now famous LA Woman book: Portraiture of Los Angeles Volume 1. Go get a book for your budding photographer in your life, get it signed, and go check out the show before it comes down on January 4, 2014.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by Subliminal Projects for the opening of S.I.D (Superman Is Dead), a collaboration between Dennis Morris and Shepard Fairey. The show will feature collaborative paintings, photographs and prints of, and inspired by, Sid Vicious’ tenure as the Sex Pistols’ bassist. Photos and more after the jump…
Vault // Tuesday, December 17, 2013
From now until the end of the year, Juxtapoz will be showcasing some of our favorite features from our print edition, from the January—December 2013. We had many highlights this year, from Matthew Barney, Ralph Steadman, ADRock, David Choe in Afghanistan, Tom Waits, David Copperfield, and Alex Prager, and today we look at our January 2013 feature with photographer, surrealist, and alternate-universe creator in Asger Carlsen.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Yes, these live on planet Earth. And yes, they can see you. Sometimes, the things that live amongst us are just plain art, and Shikhei Goh's photographs of insects eyes are some of the most alien and breathtaking things you will see all week on this site. Goh calls himself a "macro addict," and lives and works on Batam Island.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 16, 2013
Photographer Susanna Majuri builds mythical underwater environments and then photographs female models swimming in, above, and through them. "The water is most remarkable," Susanna says. "It carries bodies. Water is color. The shimmer and the deep green. My challenge is to see the reality in a non-traditional light. When I am shooting pictures, I have a premonition that something strange is about to happen."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 12, 2013
Published in conjunction with his exhibition at Berlin's CWC Gallery, surreal and fantasy photographer Eugenio Recuenco has a new book released by teNueues entitled "Revue: Eugenio Recuenco." The Spanish artist creates worlds, whose imagination has tranformed fashion shoots into fairyrtales, and turns photographs into seemingly gothic, fine art paintings.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Made around the outskirts of Athens, this series of photographs by Petro Koublis explores the land that lies behind the edge of the city, outside the invisible borders of the extended metropolitan area. "This is an alternate state in parallel time, where silence seems to carry inside it a waiting, patiently whispering a long forgotten language. There is no beauty that is timeless but the timelessness of nature can reflect a new direction, maybe even a hope."